Zilker Metropolitan Park

Type: Parks

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Best Attractions & Activities: This 351-acre park is arguably the most popular in town, and is considered "Austin's most-loved park." Miles of hike and bike trails, train rides on the Zilker Zephyr miniature train, a playscape for kids, and a natural swimming pool (Barton Springs) are available. Other attractions include Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin Nature and Science Center, Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, and Zilker Hillside Theater. Zilker Park is really the hub for outdoor life in Austin. Events and festivals are held here throughout the year, including the Austin City Limits music festival, Blues on the Green, Trail of Lights, and the Zilker Kite Festival.

Parks: This 351-acre park is arguably the most popular in town. Train rides, a playscape for kids, a swimming pool, and jogging trails are available. Other attractions include Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin Nature and Science Center, Umlauf Sculpture Garden, and Zilker Hillside Theater.


Address

2100 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746

Map / Directions
512-974-6700


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Expert Tips by Shelley Seale

Austin Local Expert

Best Attractions & Activities: "The entire park, including the gardens, is dog friendly, so bring your furry friend on a leash."

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Located downtown, the park includes Botanical Gardens and Barton Springs, and is a host to major activities and festivals year round.

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